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The Grain Store

Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
European, British, Scottish, Contemporary
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30 Victoria Street | 1st Floor, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
+44 131 225 7635
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! WOW! WOW! Starters, main course, desert. The chefs here are true artists. Amazing food and service. Unpretentious. Humble. Simple. Just the way everything in life should be.

1 Thank M A
Meols, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this place last minute ona particularly cold January night, few diners in but that was becuase of the weather and just past Christmas, what a lovely place. Upstairs on the first floor, but really cosy and romantic once inside. Menu really nice with a lot of thought given to its cooking and presentation. Staff were brilliant very knowledgeable and... More 

1 Thank Steve2392
Portadown, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night, John & I had dinner here for the first time (table 5) & we were totally amazed by the standard of the food. The quality of the food was first class and presented in art form - pleasure for eye & the taste was Devine. It takes passion to produce at this standard - well done to the... More 

1 Thank m22aem
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stayed nearby in a small hotel in Grassmarket and we looked this restaurant online and decided to try it out on our last night in Edinburgh. We could not have chosen better!! From the start with the friendly and warm service of Leandro, it was the perfect meal! I've tried the risotto for starter and the salmon as main.... More 

2 Thank Maria F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after the nearby whiskey experience (2 min walk). Excellent service and excellent cooks. Nice candle lit dinner, above expectations.

1 Thank Zelda N
Greenville SC
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 6 had dinner at The Grain Store in December. The food is excellent! Several had the venison and Roe deer and said it was amazing. I had the halibut, which was done to perfection. The wait staff was attentive, but also let you enjoy your meal. The setting is a hideaway off Victoria street, beautiful old stone... More 

2 Thank Kim G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this for our one year anniversary as a special treat based on reading excellent reviews. And it 100% lived up to those reviews. A very unassuming staircase entrance led us into a beautiful restaurant with stone walls and dim lights. We were treated to a glass of prosecco when we were sat down. The service was friendly and... More 

2 Thank Greg B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner here as our friend that lives in Edinburgh recommended it to us, I must say he was right we had the best dinner here, the staff was very friendly well trained and attentive. The owner was also sweet and friendly. I'll definitely recommend this place for a fancy dinner 10/10 from us 👌🏾

2 Thank Emy S
the netherlands
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there and it was very good, very tasteful. The restaurant is on the first floor and the place is maybe somewhat hard to find, but if you're there it is worth it.

2 Thank aliciawinters
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by hotel concierge--and a good one. Friendly service, good menu, and delish, to boot! We would return on a future visit.

1 Thank Konstance F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$48 - US$79
European, British, Scottish, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Victoria Street | 1st Floor, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7635
Fantastic cuisine in Edinburgh's most romantic and atmospheric restaurant, situated in the historic Old Town, enjoy as the relaxed and friendly staff welcome you to this hidden gem.

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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